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Fit for a King

We’ll explore the rich and intriguing world of the court composer.

 
Program 1

Handel: Hornpipe fr. Water Music
Concentus Musicus Wien/Harnoncourt
Teldec 93668
3:43
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Handel: Zadok the Priest
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields/Marriner
Phil 412733
5:27
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Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks (excerpts)
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 435390
13:14
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Haydn: Minuet fr. Trio for Baryton, Viola
and Cello in D Major
Lukacs, vi.; Kakuk, bary.; Parkanyi, vc.
Hungaroton 31174
2:31
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Haydn: Symphony No. 6 in D Major, H 1 No. 6, “Le Matin”
English Concert/Pinnock
DG Archiv 423098
20:42
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Program 2

Malvezzi: Dal vago e bel sereno
Huelgas Ensemle/van Nevel
Sony 63362
5:44
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Lully: Suite fr. Le Bourgeois gentilhomme, LWV 43
Les Concert des Nations/Savall
Alia Vox 9807
17:11
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Strauss: Le Bourgeois gentilhomme, Op. 60
English Chamber Orchestra/Tate
EMI 47992
5:38, :26, 19:13
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Mel Brooks: “It’s Good to be the King”
Unidisc SP5-1772
:15

Program 3

Beethoven: Trio for Piano and Strings No. 7 in B flat major, Op. 97, Archduke
Zukerman, v.; Du Pre, vc.; Barenboim, p.
EMI 63124
10:12
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Beethoven: Quartet for Strings, Op. 59 No. 2, Razumovsky, III
Emerson String Quartet
DG 47075
7:26
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Haydn: Quartet for Strings in C Major, Op. 76 No. 3, Kaiser, II
Amadeus Quartet
DG 410866
7:49, 1:52
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Beethoven: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in Eb Major, Op. 73, Emperor, III
CSO/Solti; Ashkenazy, p.
Lon 443723
11:06
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J. Strauss II: Kaiser-Walzer, Op. 437
Vienna Phil/Maazel
RCA 68421
11:18
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Program 4

Roman: Drottningholm Music (excerpts)
Giangiulio, tpt.; Riedo, org.
Crystal 234
9:35
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J.S. Bach: Ricercar 2 a 6 fr. The Musical Offering, BWV 1079
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields/Marriner
Phil 412800
7:24
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Boccherini: Quintet for Guitar & Strings No. 4 in D Major, G 448, Fandango, I & III
Academy of St. Martin- in-the- Fields Chamber Ens.;
Romero, g.
Phi 438769
11:57
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Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3, Scottish, I & II
Cleveland Orchestra/Dohnányi
Telarc 80184
16:50
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Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonata in E Major, K531/L430
Horowitz, p.
CBS 42410
3:14
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Program 5

Grieg: Lyric Pieces, Book 8, Op. 65, No. 6: Wedding day at Troldhaugen
Andsnes, p.
EMI 57296
6:16
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Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E flat Major, Op. 82, I & II
Oslo Phil/Jansons
EMI 55533
12:16
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Bridge: Coronation March (1911)
BBC Nat’l Orchestra of Wales/Hickox
Chan 10112
6:40
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Elgar: Symphony No. 2 in E flat Major, Op. 63, II
London Phil/Solti
Lon 443856
15:32
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Walton: Crown Imperial
Royal Liverpool Phil/Groves
EMI 62528
6:30
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Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks (excerpts)
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 435390
4:01
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You have opened up the world of Classical Music to me, where previously, it seemed too complicated.
Steffen Demeter
This is simply one of the very best radio programmes in the medium!...The study of the people, the times, and the events that inform the music we otherwise enjoy and even, heaven forbid, take for granted, brings the entire world of the music and the composer to life.
Walther Davies
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Michael Sanders
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Kourtney
I Love this program! I am in 7th grade and I am the complete opposite of the other kids. I am 4th chair in the orchestra and I love to read. But most of all, I LOVE classical music!
Claudia Wertz
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Christine Anderson
Listening to you is almost interactive.You invite us in with so many well modulated dramatic and informative comments, enticing, enthusiastic interpretations, and coherent, beautiful presentations. It's a privilege to follow you into the musical space you create.
Sally Rosenbaum
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Jean Quay
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